Thursday, 21 July 2016
A few of my favourite things . . .
These are a few of my favourite things . . .
Crisp white cotton bed sheets, preferably with a high thread count. They are luxurious and a pleasure to slip between at the end of the day, especially if they have been hung up out of doors. When I worked at the Manor I loved making the beds on the days that I had that responsability. Their sheets were magnificent. The best quality that money could buy. Perhaps one day . . . in the meantime, I buy the best that I can afford to buy and luxuriate in them.
Quality egyptian cotton bath towels . . . yes, also in white. It is worth it to pay a bit more for your towels. They will last a lifetime and they feel so much nicer on the skin, and oh . . . they dry better because they are much more absorbant.
Pretty pillow cases, and these don't have to be white. The prettier the better and if they are also embroidered, or lace trimmed . . . I love them even more . . .
Do you think I might have been a Princess in a previous lifetime? Who knows!
I also love white crockery . . . but am even more thrilled if it is trimmed with either blue or red, but especially blue. Blue and white are one of my favourite color combinations, with red and white close on its heels . . . predictable? Maybe . . .
Antique Iron Bed Frames . . . I love them. I truly do.
And they don't have to be overly ornate. I particularly like this one. It is simple, and yet still beautiful . . .
I absolutely adore this kitchen . . . Shaker styling. I love shaker Style anything, or Swedish design. I could very happily live with this.
Red front doors . . . I love red doors. They appear so welcoming. We had a red door on the house that we built. I painted it red myself. It was lovely and had sidelight windows down the sides of the door and a fan window over top of the door . . . and such a beautiful kitchen. I loved that house . . .
Cotton weave blankets. Love, love them . . .
Lemons . . . lemon in anything . . . with chicken, fish . . . cakes and bakes . . . pies, cookies . . . drinks . . . just sitting in a bowl. I love lemons.
Clouds . . . from above or below . . . I could look at them for hours. Some of them make you feel as if you could just prance upon them, like dancing on marshmallows . . . some look cuddly . . . some ferocious . . . some are like whisps of nothing . . . sometimes they make pictures. I love clouds.
And that is my favourite things for this week. What are some of yours?
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
If you have the courage to begin . . .
you have the courage to succeed.
In The English Kitchen today . . . . another one of my favourite things. Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Honey & Vanilla Butter. Sooooo good!
I hope that you have a wonderful Thursday! The sun is shining here. I hope it is where you are! Don't forget . . .
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And I do too!!